Our 2013 started out happy in January with a wonderful visit with some good friends to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
We visited both Charleston, SC and Savannah, Georgia and enjoyed them each so much!
In February, though, things took a bad turn for our family. My dear wonderful sister got a very severe infection....a side effect from her bone marrow transplant which had been successfully done in October. She was in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston from mid Feb until March 13th when she finally lost her courageous battle with leukemia. We were and are heartbroken and miss her every single day. Life will never be the same for those of us who loved her. She was a smart, funny, kind, caring, giving person who gave so very much to so many during her 63 years here on earth.
She would have loved that her beloved Boston Red Sox beat our St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series! Mike and I were lucky enough to be able to go to Game 3 of the World Series thanks to our generous cousins Rick and Vicki Fowler. My cousin Nick and beloved Uncle Larry also went with us that cold night! But they won!! Sadly...things did not go well for them after that!
In November we were able to join my brother David for his daughter's vow renewal ceremony in Hawaii! I have so many pictures but here are just few of some of the gorgeous scenery we saw and some of our family. It was a wonderful experience!
We did have a couple of other trips too this year....to Michigan to reconnect with old dear friends and to Chicago to see a Cards/Cubs game.
A year with great sadness and loss but the love of our family and friends help us through..... Hope that for all of us 2014 is happy and healthy, peaceful and prosperous.